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We invite you to enjoy these wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

Gray Squirrel in Lincoln

December 5, 2018

A gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this gray squirrel at his home in Lincoln.

Robins in Southborough

December 4, 2018

An American robin in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
An American robin in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
An American robin in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
An American robin in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed these American robins in Southborough.

Blue Jay in Framingham

November 28, 2018

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this blue jay in Framingham.

Hooded Mergansers in Westborough

November 28, 2018

Hooded mergansers on Chauncy Pond in Westborough.
Hooded mergansers on Chauncy Pond in Westborough.

Steve Forman photographed these hooded mergansers on Chauncy Pond in Westborough.

Mallard in Marlborough

November 28, 2018

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Barred Owl in Framingham

November 27, 2018

A barred owl in Framingham, photographed by Kathy Spellman.
A barred owl in Framingham, photographed by Kathy Spellman.

Kathy Spellman photographed this barred owl on her deck in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 27, 2018

A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a double-crested cormorant, a pair of mallards, and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

November 27, 2018

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American goldinfch, a black-capped chickadee, a house finch, and a pair of house sparrows at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ring-necked Ducks on Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough

November 27, 2018

Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Turkeys in Sudbury

November 22, 2018

A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed these turkeys roosting near her home in Sudbury.

Coyote in Stow

November 20, 2018

A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Stow.

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

November 19, 2018

White-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Harvard. 

Wren and Hawk in Maynard

November 19, 2018

A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Cooper's hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Cooper's hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed a Carolina wren and a Cooper's hawk in Maynard.

Coyote in Stow

November 18, 2018

A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom Porcher.

Tom Porcher used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote at Stow Conservation Trust's Red Acre Woodlands in Stow.

Bobcat in Harvard

November 17, 2018

Steve Cumming recorded this video of a bobcat in Harvard.

White-tailed Deer in Maynard

November 17, 2018

White-tailed deer in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
White-tailed deer in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed these white-tailed deer in Maynard.

Backyard visitors in Framingham

November 15, 2018

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a gray squirrel, a northern cardinal, and a tufted titmouse around his feeder in Framingham.

Bobcat in Harvard

November 15, 2018

A bobcat in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Harvard.

Mallards in Marlborough

November 15, 2018

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a pair of mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Double-crested Cormorant in Marlborough

November 14, 2018

A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Barred Owl in Harvard

November 12, 2018

A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this barred owl in Harvard.

Hawk and Sparrow in Southborough

November 12, 2018

A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ring-billed Gull at Hager Pond

November 12, 2018

A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Sudbury

November 11, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed this red-tailed hawk in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

November 10, 2018

A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Harvard.